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PolitiFact: Pelosi’s talking point on wages falls short of the truth

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on the Republican tax bill Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP



PolitiFact staff
Friday, December 15, 2017

In a statement released on Dec. 8, Nancy Pelosi said, “Even with full control of the House, Senate and White House, Republicans have still failed to deliver on their promise of higher wages for working families.”

Our ruling

Pelosi said, “Even with full control of the House, Senate and White House, Republicans have still failed to deliver on their promise of higher wages for working families.”

The two best statistics for judging this assertion both show wage growth. One of them, however, shows growth that’s barely above inflation, meaning that Americans wouldn’t necessarily keep any more of their income in their pocket.

We rate her statement Mostly False.

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